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Dangers of Driving and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Many drivers take to the road every day after taking an over-the-counter drug of some kind. While this is not a problem in many cases, it is important to note that some over-the-counter drugs still pose potentially serious side effects. This is especially problematic when it comes to driving.

Every year, many auto accidents occur because drivers are under the influence of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an accident caused by a driver who was using OTC drugs, contact the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Potential Side Effects of OTC Drugs

Many OTC drugs are painkillers or cold and flu medicines. Most of these drugs are designed to allow individuals to continue their everyday routines. Even so, some users may have different reactions that actually do interfere with their daily responsibilities.

Some OTC drugs can seriously impair individuals, making it unsafe for them to operate automobiles. The most common side effects that may affect an individual’s ability to drive are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Physical impairment
  • Mental impairment

A driver must be alert and able to quickly respond when operating an automobile. OTC drugs sometimes take away these abilities, and the results can be devastating.

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Drivers should always wait until they know how an OTC drug will affect them before getting behind the wheel. If you or your loved one suffered injury because another driver was impaired while using OTC drugs and caused an accident, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn about your legal options.

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